TERMITE INFORMATION FOR BUILDERS AND ARCHITECTS
PRE-CONSTRUCTION TERMITE TREATMENT INFORMATION FOR BUILDERS AND ARCHITECTS
Whether you need to comply with council regulations to get your Certificate of Occupancy or just want to secure your home or building against future termite attacks, Specialist Termite Control can provide you with prompt service and a variety of pre-construction termite control products in Melbourne to suit every situation.
At Specialist Termite Control, we have a team of dedicated Pre-Construction experts so we know what you need and how to do it. We offer both physical, reticulation and liquid pre-construction termite barriers and can cater a plan to suit your style of construction, be it large commercial jobs or a local unit.
We are the industry specialists when it comes to pre-construction termite control in Melbourne, using products that are safe for use onsite while your building team is getting on with the job. There is no smell and no need to drop tools while we are working because we use only the best quality membranes and water-based pesticides in our termite barriers for builders.
We provide a comprehensive range of termite prevention services to the building industry, including pre-construction termite treatment and termite barriers for builders.
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If you’re interested in securing products to ensure efficient and professional pre-construction termite control in Melbourne, or if you want to install termite barriers for builders that will have your site effectively protected against termite infestation, simply call us at 1300 69 59 49.
We are licence and trained to use just about any pre-construction termite control product on the market and we will determine what will best suit your build and your considerations be it longevity, cost, environmental, effectiveness, location or a combination of all. We have at our disposal the following products and methods:
A Word on Physical Barriers
Physical barrier termite treatments
are most often used for termite control and protection in new construction projects. A physical barrier is designed to isolate the termite colony from the building under attack so that the termites’ only method of entry is over a designated perimeter inspection zone.
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Metal ant caps are often seen on the tops of stumps under suspended timber floors. These don’t actually prevent termite infestation. However, if the physical barrier is installed properly, the termites will have to construct an obvious mud tube over the cap to penetrate the building. These tubes are easily identified during a termite inspection which should be conducted yearly to comply with the Australian Standard. Similarly, metal sheeting is often used through brick piers and masonry walls to force termites to the outside but is not generally used in the industry any more as it has not proven overly successful over time.
Crushed granite of a particular particle shape and size range is also used as a physical termite barrier for Melbourne homes. The termites are unable to penetrate the granite as the particles are too large and heavy for them to move. Granite is most often used with concrete slabs where it is applied around pipes and behind the lower bricks at the building perimeter; however, this product has largely become obsolete with the introduction of cheaper and more effective termite membranes and other physical termite control methods.
Stainless Steel Mesh
Marine grade stainless steel mesh may also be used as a physical protection barrier to termites. The size of the mesh openings is small enough to control termites and prevent them passing through. Mesh is commonly glued to slabs and masonry and may also be used around pipes through slabs. As is the case with granite guards, this particular termite barrier system has mostly become obsolete due to the advancement of termite membranes which are cheaper and more effective.
Article by STC published in Master Builders Magazine 2014, “Building out termites by building in protection”